Cognizant Incognizance

Cognizant Incognizance

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The Oktoberfest Episode
Oct 5, 2019 • 26 min
If you’re a big Fall person, you have to be excited about the way the season is starting; satisfying stillness is already in the air, and the beating sun and constant rumble of summer parties are both dying down. Life moves slower this time of year as the…
Humility and Aching Joints
Sep 12, 2019 • 24 min
Humility is the act of tempering your self-importance and modestly acknowledging your talents or knowledge. It’s a rare gift that can only be taught; never given or acquired. Humble pie is a dish best served cold, with a side of “slow your role” and a…
Let the Season Begin!
Sep 5, 2019 • 25 min
Pessimism, optimism, and realism are the three most common ways of viewing the world. Your outlook on life is generally reflected in the decisions you make; conservative investing might be an indicator of a pessimistic (or less optimistic) thinker,…
FOMO or FOEY? You Decide!
Aug 28, 2019 • 1 min
Successful people share one thing, without question: goals. They’re all working towards something. The path to success is lined with distractions, and none are more potent than your mindset. While you’re working, others will be out having fun. While…
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Aug 22, 2019 • 11 min
Take out the garbage. Clean the gutters. Decorate the house for the holidays. Stay late at work so you get the big promotion. What do these things have in common? They’re all “small” stuff! We tell ourselves these are our top priority instead of what’s…
Perfection v. Procrastination
Aug 12, 2019 • 1 min
You have something important to do, and you’re anxious about it. Not only do you want things to go as planned, you NEED them to go as planned. Everything has to be perfect and so you spend an obsessive amount of time mapping out the variables and possible…
Happiness Isn’t Just for Fridays and Avocados
Jul 30, 2019 • 22 min
Happiness and joy are peculiar concepts. They seem temporary or elusive in our daily lives. Instead of waiting for happiness to come to us, and falling into despair when it doesn’t, why not look for it in all that we do? Countless moments happen in life…
The Cycle of Ambition, Progress, and Hopelessness
Jul 17, 2019 • 32 min
Ambition…progress….hopelessness….one of these things is not like the others, am I right!? ***(Hint hint, they’re more related than you might think, and I’ve got the perfect story to prove it!)*** Tonight I’ll also be sharing an update on my progress in…
The Power of Heterodoxy: Thinking, Acting, and Living Against the Grain
Jul 10, 2019 • 38 min
When was the last time you ate something adventurous? Took a different route to work? Changed your problem-solving approach? The answer for most of us is probably, “never,” or “I don’t know,” or “why would I?” Humans are so used to their routines that we…
Happy Independence Day!
Jul 10, 2019 • 17 min
Short and sweet this week: hopefully everyone had a great Fourth of July on Thursday and spent some time with their loved ones! Monday is right around the corner, so you know what that means; rise & shine people! There’s much to be done, and you can’t get…
Price’s Law, the Pareto Principle, and Why Your Relationships are Failing
Jun 25, 2019 • 26 min
Relationships are HARD in all their forms (personal, professional, and otherwise). They all need focus, commitment, and energy to stay healthy and survive. When one or more of those pieces is missing, well…I don’t think I need to tell you what’s on the…
“Jobs” and Uninterested Conversations are Empty Calories
May 29, 2019 • 23 min
If you go to a nutritionist for help with a diet, they’ll (probably) ask you to record what you’re eating now and examine it with you. Any diet for weight loss (probably) requires you to cut out “empty” calories i.e. processed food that doesn’t provide…
Life is Confusing, and People are Insane
May 22, 2019 • 34 min
The act of introspection can either be a blessing or a curse. Once you dive down the rabbit hole, the outcome depends entirely on what you’re doing with the information you gather. What do you do when you uncover something you don’t like about yourself?…
The Chain Method & Human Gene Editing
May 16, 2019 • 24 min
The Chain Method!? No, I’m not talking about Fleetwood Mac. Human gene editing!? Yes, it’s exactly as terrifying as it sounds. The world has an important decision to make: will our future be Utopian or Dystopian? Through “right action” and re-orientation…
Carpe the F*$#ing Diem!
May 9, 2019 • 23 min
When you feel yourself moving in the wrong direction, what’s the first thing you do? If you’re driving on an icy road conventional wisdom says you should “steer into the skid,” but what about when it’s your life’s path that runs off-course? Uncharted…
You’re a plant; lean into the sunlight!
May 2, 2019 • 26 min
New month, new Daily Stoic theme, new focus! Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, you can’t break your slump? Stuck in your old ways and not sure how to change? Unable to reconcile your past and present? Yeah, we’ve all been there…but sometimes…
Altruism: The Most Misrepresented Component of Human Interaction
May 1, 2019 • 30 min
This week I’m talking about altruism (what it actually is, what people think it is, and why they’re wrong) and the importance of having the courage to admit when you’ve made a mistake. Both hit home for me personally and I’m happy to share a little bit…
The Final Announcement!
Apr 18, 2019 • 25 min
Welcome back! This week is my final announcement, and we’re just around the corner from “Cognizant Incognizance-as usual” my friends! I’ve got some choice words this week about the subjective nature of language, the importance of tone, and the equal (if…
The Fifth Announcement
Apr 17, 2019 • 23 min
Welcome back! I have update 5/6 for you this week and trust me, this will all be over soon (my “announcement series” that is, I’m not going anywhere). I’m continuing with April’s theme of “unbiased thought” and this week the focus is on the harmful…
The Fourth Announcement
Apr 4, 2019 • 26 min
Welcome back for another episode of Cognizant Incognizance! This week I’ve got another announcement for you and a new Daily Stoic theme to discuss; welcome to April AKA the month of Unbiased Thought. Tune in on your favorite outlet and I’ll share some…
The Third Announcement
Mar 29, 2019 • 27 min
Welcome back for the third installment in my announcement series! I’ve finally got the new equipment set up, so let me know what you think of the sound. More improvements are on the way; for the podcast, for myself, and hopefully for you. This is the last…
The Second Announcement
Mar 20, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome back for Part 2 of my Announcement Series. I’ll share what I’ve been working on over the past week and a little preview of what I’m working on for next week, too. I think you’ll really like what I’ve got in store for you over the next few weeks,…
The First Announcement
Mar 16, 2019 • 27 min
My journey is about to take a turn for the better! I’ll have more details and updates in the coming weeks but for now I’ll leave you with two words: Master Class That’s right! And although this week was busy yet unproductive for me, which is why I’m just…
Michael Cohen’s Time in Jail Will be Solitary, Poor, Nasty, Brutish, and Short
Feb 27, 2019 • 43 min
What’s up people!? Just a heads up, I watched the mainstream news media for the first time in a while today and, without fail, it was wildly frustrating. My take on Michael Cohen, a slightly botched Thomas Hobbes quote, and the details of my minor…
Time and Punishment
Feb 20, 2019 • 35 min
What’s up guys!? I’m working on this on a Wednesday yet again, that’s really been my sweet spot lately. This week, I’ll talk about two other podcasts (I bet you can guess one of them) and two thought experiments I engaged in as a result of listening.…
Happy Hallmark Holiday, From Me to You!
Feb 13, 2019 • 39 min
What’s up guys!? This week we’re doing a Valentine’s Day episode (for obvious reasons). I’ll share some thoughts on the essence of February 14th, what I’m doing for it, and as always today’s entry from The Daily Stoic. Enjoy!
Punxsutawney Phil Really Came Through This Year
Feb 6, 2019 • 29 min
What’s up people!? I’m keeping it short and sweet this week (mostly because I’m exhausted) but I’ll be damned if I don’t talk about the Super Bowl. That, Groundhog Day, impulse control, and roller-coasters. Enjoy people!
Let the Seeds of February Blossom in the Ashes of January!
Jan 31, 2019 • 37 min
What’s up guys!? The year of January is FINALLY over! It was a month filled with terrible presidential candidates, polar vortexes, and professional disappointments. I kept it short and sweet this week; just like the month of February. We’ve got a new…
The Fifth Guest: Zachary Minier
Jan 25, 2019 • 105 min
What’s up people!? This week I welcome a special guest and, as I’m sure you’ve guessed by the length of the episode, we had a severely engaging conversation. Strap yourself in for a wild ride that starts with auditory and emotional pattern recognition,…
Welcome to the Tundra, We’ve Got No Lights or Heat!
Jan 18, 2019 • 49 min
What’s up people!? Late nights at the end of the week are becoming my sweet spot lately. This week I’ll detail how I “effectively” coped with a surprise power outage, share the importance of perspective, and outline my theory on the existence of possibly…
Know Yourself and Prioritize your Satisfaction
Jan 10, 2019 • 31 min
What’s up guys, guess what time of the week it is!? That’s right, time for me to blab into a microphone for a half hour! This week I’ll be blabbing about the results of a personality test I took recently (yes, I know, they’re essentially all the same test…
New Year, New Episode
Jan 3, 2019 • 46 min
What’s up people!? Welcome to 2019, I hope you’re ready for the best year of life thus far. I feel like I barely made it out of 2018 with all my limbs attached, but it was one hell of a ride as per usual. Tonight I’ll be giving you my personal “Year in…
If a Stranger Offers You a Fruity Beverage, Walk Away: The Fourth Guest ft. Joey Graham Again
Dec 26, 2018 • 60 min
What’s up people!? This week my good friend Joe Graham joins me, and we’ve got something on the brain: cults! The who, what, where, how, and why. Religious cults, professional cults, societal cults, and corporate ones. And, if you stick around long…
“Am I allowed to make the title “Joe Rogan” or will I get sued?”
Dec 18, 2018 • 48 min
What’s up guys!? Back again for another week of personal exploration. Phrases that irk me for some reason and the power of negative energy lie ahead, and I went a little Joe Rogan-heavy in the middle. I could have gone on for another hour about that, but…
The Third Guest: Kyle Crawford
Dec 11, 2018 • 60 min
Here we are again, back on the proverbial horse! We have a guest in the house this week; one of my oldest friends, the great and powerful Kyle Crawford. Dissecting transformative habits, defeating self-sabotage, and the surprising correlation between…
I Hate Fantasy Football
Dec 4, 2018 • 45 min
The moment you’ve all been waiting to ignore has arrived…Episode 10! This week I break down a psychological study based on two types of happiness, weigh the benefits of giving v. receiving compliments, and dive into the new Daily Stoic theme for November.…
The Holiday Hangover
Nov 29, 2018 • 38 min
What’s up people!? We’ve got a real mixed bag this week, and a Thursday edition to go along with it thanks to technical difficulties. Holiday “hangovers,” real hangovers, delicious beer, and the fickle nature of free will are all on tap tonight. Enjoy!
The Pre-Thanksgiving Neckstravaganza
Nov 21, 2018 • 53 min
What’s up guys!? We’re leading up to Thanksgiving on Thursday and its sure to be a great finish to the week. Tonight I touch on the importance of food and family, indulge in a brief exploration of the emotional side of our brains, and share how you can…
The Veterans Day Special
Nov 14, 2018 • 48 min
This week, I touch on the concepts of perseverance, duty, affirmations, and washing your bed sheets. I could have made this an hour long episode but I’d just be recording myself watching Netflix at that point. So instead, I cut it short to spare you the…
Back on Track
Nov 7, 2018 • 32 min
And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming! I missed an episode last week (not that anybody noticed). Unless you’re ready for more rambling, 10 more cents, and a new theme for the month, I suggest you tune out. If you’re ready then just a…
The Second Guest: Sean Flynn
Oct 23, 2018 • 55 min
Here we are once again folks! The latest installment of everyone’s least favorite show featuring me, the world’s worst podcaster. We have a special guest this week: my friend and co-worker Sean. We talk about Toastmasters, Julius Caesar, and not…
And Here We Are…
Oct 18, 2018 • 22 min
Better late than never, am I right!? Here we are again, but on a Thursday this time. It’s a quick episode tonight but it’s an episode nonetheless. shout out to honest friends, fall weather, and my favorite baseball team.This edition is mediocre at best,…
The First Guest: Joey Graham
Oct 9, 2018 • 75 min
This week, I’ve invited my good friend Joey Graham along for the ride. Join us as we ramble incessantly about chameleons, social media identities, useless college degrees, and interpersonal relationships. They say ”the third time’s the charm,” but I’m not…
“Every Tuesday” my ass…
Oct 3, 2018 • 24 min
The second installment of my journey and the first one of October; no background music this time. Please pardon me while I perfect that part. Still just me rambling into the microphone about nonsense. Next week, I’ll have my good friend in attendance to…
Let it Begin!
Sep 25, 2018 • 20 min
The inaugural session of me sitting in my room and assessing my weekly progress through the journey called life. Its short, sweet, and to-the-point. And also not very good. Guests, engaging topics, and better production quality to follow on a weekly…